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Sacha Wilson

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www.harbottle.com
Harbottle & Lewis LLP

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Technology, Media and Entertainment

Position

Partner (Advertising, Technology, Data)

Sacha Wilson is a commercial and regulatory lawyer with particular expertise in advertising, tech/digital, and data privacy. He has advised clients from a variety of sectors including some of the world’s best known brands, agencies, platforms and media companies.

Sacha advises on a range of commercial transactions and has particular expertise in advertising and marketing related agreements (such as creative agency, media buying, and sponsorship) as well as more tech focused deals (including software development/licensing, cloud services and adtech).

He also has expertise in general advertising compliance (including prize promotions, native advertising and product placement) as well as ecommerce and online consumer regulations.

In relation to data privacy, Sacha has advised on all the key compliance areas and has worked with a large number of clients on their GDPR compliance programmes. Sacha has particular expertise in the data privacy aspects of marketing, adtech and digital media – he frequently advises on adtech vendor arrangements, programmatic advertising, mobile apps, and innovative digital marketing projects.

Career

Trainee – Olswang LLP (2007-2009)
Inhouse Legal Counsel – ITV (2009 – 2011)
Associate then Senior Associate – Bristows LLP (2011 – 2018)
Partner – Harbottle & Lewis LLP (2018 - present)                                         

Member

International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

Society for Computers and Law (SCL) – Member of the Editorial Advisory Board and the Media Committee.

Education

Cambridge University (Selwyn College) – BA – Classics (1998-2001)


London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Within: Next generation lawyers

Sacha Wilson (Advertising; digital media) - Harbottle & Lewis LLP

Within: Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Harbottle & Lewis LLP is active across publishing, music, film and TV, theatre, gaming and digital media mandates. It also boasts strong media financing capabilities. Mark Phillips is experienced in video gaming and co-heads the interactive entertainment team with Alan Moss, who specialises in the financing of video games; he regularly advises leading publishers, financiers and developers, and also handles commercial and IP related matters. Clients in this space include Microsoft, Take-Two Interactive and Rockstar Games, Square Enix, Cloud Imperium Games and The Pokémon Company International. Abigail Payne is active across film and television development, production, financing and distribution, and heads the media finance team, which includes Charles Lévêque and associate Katrien Roos. TV and film department head Jonathan Berger acts for a number of Hollywood studios, broadcasters, major independent producers, distributors and financiers and advised Los Angeles Media Fund (LAMF), alongside Moss, as production and financing counsel on the independent feature film Juliet, Naked. Sarah Lazarides  regularly acts as production counsel on films and television programmes, and Peter Armstrong acts for major US studios on film and television matters. Associates Harriet Stone, Louis Huglin and Clare Zucker are also key members of the TV and film department. Chloe Forsyth heads the music team, which includes consultant George Babbington, and continues to act for James Ford on his producer arrangements with artists. Theatre team head Neil Adleman is advising the producers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on its transfer to Broadway and Australia; and advised the producers of Young Frankenstein on rights, corporate and contractual issues. Shireen Peermohamed leads the publishing practice, which includes senior associate Alex Hardy, and acts for clients such as Hachette UK Publishing Group, Bloomsbury, Egmont and The Publishers Association. Recently promoted partner Michael Lister specialises in eSports and Kostyantyn Lobov, who handles IP and advertising issues affecting clients in the games industry, has been promoted to senior associate. Sacha Wilson joined in 2018 from Bristows (Services) Limited. Rebecca Collard has moved to an in-house role.

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